04 May, 2014

Phyllonorycter corylifoliella

Took part in an all-day migration watch at Grimley yesterday, the aim being to record as many species as possible during daylight. We ended the session with 83 species recorded, the highlight being the continued presence of a Bar-tailed Godwit on the north-east shoreline.

There was a distinct 'lull' in bird activity from about midday onwards, and I took the time to get a bit of sweep-netting done. Several Small Yellow Underwing were patrolling the roadside hedges, whist Heliozela sericiella was active around the base of oak trees. This Phyllonorycter corylifoliella was netted from a hawthorn hedgerow, its distinctively marked forewing making a nice change from the 'usual' pattern exhibited by other Phyllonorycters...

Phyllonorycter corylifoliella


Jason K said...

It was great to catch up with you at the all dayer Bill. Those were some cracking little micros you found mate

Billy Dykes said...

You too Jason, was a great laugh! Catch you down Grimley again soon.